Friday, January 27, 2023

Hope for the younger generation

John Wilder has a very thought provoking post.  It's long bit highly, highly recommended.  He ends what would be a depressing post with, well, hope.  Stuff like this:

Amen, John.  Amen.  I have some of that here.

Please, no Black Pill comments.


Beans said...

Tough times always start a return to religion. Always. War years, Depression years (anyone who doesn't understand we are in at least a Recession, if not the beginnings of a Depression has not studied history,) Sick years, Mentally Sick years. All bring back a quest for redemption and forgiveness.

It's why so many elitists are working so hard to destroy religion. Whether it be the Church of England who openly said God doesn't exist or the Catholic Pope who said Hell (and Satan or the Morningstar) doesn't exist, or the Orthodox fighting amongst themselves, the lavendering of the Protestants, the move towards acceptance and merging with the mohammedans, or the outright acceptance of paganism, animalism, environmentalism and satanism as the new religions of the elite and leftists.

Comes a time when actual religious wars will be fought, here, in the US of A, to purge the forces of evil. Which is something I do not want to see, but I can feel it building.

Hopefully the evil worshipers will mend their ways. Or die off, which a lot are going to do in the next 30 years, die off without spawn, without replicating or replacing, so maybe the physical war between good and evil won't have to happen.

Glen Filthie said...

Anything that hurts one gender ultimately hurts them both.

I didn’t want this for my kids. When I fought it my family tore itself to shreds. We can’t save them, they will have to save themselves.

thinkingman said...

People who seek His forgiveness fail when they attempt to use confession as a fail-safe work around to absolution. They fail by not following the rule of ,"Now go forth and SIN NO MORE". Not having repented, they are wasting their breath, and they get what there meager effort has them deserve. I feel that in the end, conflict is likely. Used to think I would not see it in my lifetime.

Michael said...

The parable of the wayward son.

Luke 15:11-32

Snip verse 32 31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

He was DEAD to the family until he returned and repented.

When I say protect your family it also includes teaching them how to ask and receive forgiveness once they return to the fold.

The "don't let the door hit you when you leave" attitude has prevented the return of the repentant wayward son many times.

God is not mocked, He knows your heart and seeking forgiveness isn't a today then forget it situation.

lindy21 said...

Thanks for the mwssage... The Lords mission was/is a universal portal to all seekers...

Ken said...

He makes out a case, anyway. Thanks for linking it -- there's a lot of food for thought at his place.

Goober said...

In short:

Hard times create hard men.
Hard men create good times.
Good times create weak men.
Weak men create hard times.

Repeat ad infinitum.

Generation Z is going to have some shit to work out.

Hopefully they can finally get everyone to realize the truth, which is that we didn't inherit this world from our fathers, we're borrowing it from our children. If we all had that mindset, we wouldn't ever create hard times again.

Orphan said...

A bit late, but -

What we are seeing isn't so much an abolition of the gatekeeper roles, as a reversal of them. Men as the gatekeepers of sex, women as the gatekeepers of commitment.

It's not the first reversal; history is full of hints that this reversal periodically happens. The seductress and the virgin man protecting his virtue are central morality tales in many periods of time.

We frequently reinterpret old stories to fit modern sexual mores. Even recent history; the most recent reversal appears to have occured in the 20th century, possibly as a result of US soldiers' experiences abroad in WWII. But the idea of male chastity as a central masculine virtue, and women as lustful pursuers, persisted in various forms much longer. (Consider, for instance, the older couple from Three's Company, which to some extent portrayed the reversal in itself)

Casanova, for a historical instance, wasn't a seducer of women - he was basically a prostitute, trading sex for food and shelter, in an era in which wealthy patrons routinely supported interesting people in their households/estates, like poets, musicians, or - well, a talented haver of sex.